Nebraska Rex BurkheadThe Nebraska Cornhuskers received a huge verbal commitment from Plano, Texas running back Rex Burkhead. Burkhead is a big time get and was the running back that the Huskers were shooting for in this recruiting class. He chose the Huskers over offers from Auburn, Cal, Louisville, Michigan, Ole Miss, Stanford, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, & Virginia. It was also rumored that he was offered a scholarship to Texas on his last visit but only if he accepted it right then which he did not do.

Here are four highlight films from his junior season where he ran for over 1700 yards. He also ran for over 1700 yards during his senior season.

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Nebraska recruits Andrew GreenThe Nebraska Football team received another verbal commitment over the weekend as three star cornerback Andrew Green said yes to the Huskers. Green is six foot tall and weights in at 181 lbs while running a 4.5 40.  He is also rated as the #3 most physical corner in the country by Rivals.

Green said that he accepted the Huskers scholarship offer because “It’s where my heart felt right.” He took four official visits to schools including Nebraska, Iowa State, Missouri and Oklahoma State.

I expect him to be redshirted in the 2009 season, and the come in and compete during his redshirt freshman and sophomore years. If he can keep up his physical play he could be a gread db for this team. I love the fact that the coaches are stock piling db’s in the draft class as that is where the Huskers can we use some help in the next couple of years.

Welcome to the Big Red Family Mr. Green!

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Nebraska RecruitingMonday was a big day for Nebraska Football recruiting as they picked up two verbal commitments. Dejon Gomes and Lazarri Middleton both called the Husker coaches and told them they would love to be Huskers.

Middleton is a 6’1 190-pound cornerback out of Long Beach Poly in California. Middleton is more of a sleeper in this recruiting class as he currently isn’t listed with any stars on rivals and wasn’t really recruiting by the big time Div 1 schools. However, I will trust the coaching staff on Middleton as he started for a bigtime high school program and more then held his own.

Gomes is a junior college cornerback out of San Francisco (Calif.) City College. He is a December graduate with three years to play two. Gomes will be on campus for the second semester and be able to take part in Spring ball so that will be huge for him. Gomes is currently a three star recruit on Rivals and scholarship offers from Utah, Houston, Kansas State, UNLV, Eastern Michigan, Hawaii and of course Nebraska.

The  recruiting class is quickly filling up. I’m sure the coaches are holding a spot as they hope to sign a running back to this class still. The big name they want is Rex Burkhead out of Texas. We will see what happens with the remaining slots as I feel that they will be filled pretty quickly.

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Dijon Washington and Andrew RodriguezThe Nebraska Football team picked up two verbal commitments on Tuesday. Dijon Washington and Andrew Rodriguez both accepted scholarship offers from the Huskers and can’t wait to join the Big Red family.

Washington rated the #15 safety and four stars by Washington said that since his official visit to Nebraska on Oct. 3, he had been thinking about making a decision. He has other scholarship offers from schools such as Oregon State, San Diego State, Washington, and Washington State.

Rodriguez is the first commit for the 2010 class for the Huskers. A lot of in-state Husker fans already know about Rodriguez as his high school team just won the Class B State Championship last weekend. Rodriguez is a highly rated offensive linemen who is already 6’6 and 298 pounds. That while only being a junior in high school!

Rodriguez mentioned that he chose the Huskers because he likes the state of Nebraska and it will give his family a chance to watch his games in person. Several schools including LSU, Notre Dame, and Texas were sending mail to Rodriguez but he says that he is ending his recruitiment early and will not be taking official visits to any other schools.

Congrats to Mr. Washington and Mr. Rodriguez!

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NebraskaIt was a great day for the Nebraska coaching staff on Thursday as they received two commitments from high school players. We blogged earlier about J.T. Kerr committing and then last night, Chris Williams said yes to Coach Pelini and the University of Nebraska.

Williams is a highly rated four star inside linebacker from Abilene, Texas who is 6 foot and weighs 230 lbs. Besides Nebraska offering him a full ride scholarship, other schools including Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and LSU did as well. Rivals ranks Williams the 13th best inside linebacker in this years class and the 22nd rated player out of the state of Texas.

Williams said he can’t wait to be a “blackshirt” up in Lincoln as his high school does the same thing with their defense. The tradition and the fact that he can play for the best defensive coach in the game also played a big role in him choosing Nebraska.

This is the biggest commit for Nebraska since Cody Green committed earlier in the season. It definitely is the biggest commit for the defensive side of the ball this year.

Congrats on choosing the Huskers Mr. Williams!

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NebraskaThe Nebraska coaching staff received a very nice telephone call on Wednesday night as tight end J.T. Kerr committed to the Nebraska Football program and the University of Nebraska. Kerr is rated as a three star prospect and will be coming to Lincoln from San Diego.

Kerr chose the Huskers over scholarships offers from Arizona and San Diego State. Florida, Maryland, UCLA, and Oregon were also talking with him about scholarships.

I really like this commit as he stands in at 6-4 and 230 lbs as a senior in high school. He has the body to step right in and contribute for the Huskers in my opinion. I expect him to pack on another 10-15 lbs of muscle when he arrives in Lincoln to help out with his blocking however.

Welcome to the Husker family Mr. Kerr!

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NebraskaBrent Qvale is the newest football commit for the Nebraska football team when he said yes to the Husker coaches earlier in the weekend. Qvale is a big guy at 6’7 and 300 pounds. Qvale showed up on the Husker recruiting screen when he had a great performance at the camp over the summer.

Mr. Qvale had his final two schools down to Wisconsin and Nebraka and ultimately selected the Huskers because he felt at home in Lincoln and around the coaching staff. He will visit Nebraska officially on Nov. 8 during the Kansas game.

Welcome to the Big Red Family Mr. Qvale!

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NebraskaWow, the recruiting as really picked up for the Nebraska Cornhuskers the past three days.  Thursday was the third straight day that they have received a verbal commitment from a high school prospect out of the state of Texas.  Nick Ash called Coach Pelini and told him he would accept the scholarship offer to attend the University of Nebraska.

Ash is from Keller, Texas and stands in at 6’5 and 261 pounds.  He choose the Huskers over Purdue, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Washington State, TCU, Arizona, Houston, and Kansas.  Ash is a good get for the Huskers that is for sure.  I still look for them to take one or two more offensive line prospects in the 2009 class.  We just might see another one added in the next few days so keep checking back at Nebsports!

Congrats on joining the Big Red family Mr. Ash!

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NebraskaThe Nebraska Football team got another verbal commitment from a player out of the state of Texas today.  Emerson Evans is a defensive end / linebacker from the big time program Alief Taylor out of Houston.  We are told that Evans is currently 6 foot 1 and weights in at 230 pounds.

Evans said that the coaching staff will play him at the defensive end position and let his natural abilities get to the quarterback.  Hopefully he will stay fast and be able to do that.  He also plans to take an unofficial visit soon with his mother and then come back during the fall for his official visit.

Welcome to the Big Red family Mr. Evans!

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NebraskaThe Nebraska Football team received a committment on Tuesday from Jesse Coffey who is a offensive linemen from Denton, Texas.  Coffey stands in at 6’7-6’8 and weightts 290 lbs at the moment.  He says that he has the frame to go bigger if he needs to it will all just depend on what the coaching staff wants.

The offensive tackle is the seventh high school player and the fourth Texan to verbally committ to the program so far this year.  I would expect the Huskers to take 3-4 more offensive linemen in this recruiting class so hopefully this is just the beginning!

Welcome to the Big Red family Mr. Coffey!

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